Yosemite National Park Ticketed Entry

Yosemite National Park

First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.   


Starting on May 21, 2021 Day Use Entry reservations will be required to enter Yosemite National Park. 

First day to purchase a day use reservation is April 21, 2021 at 8 am PT.

April 21st for arrivals May 21st through June 30th. Each week a new month of day use reservations will be available.

April 28th for arrivals July 1st through July 31st

May 5th for arrivals August 1st through August 31st

May 12th for arrivals September 1st through September 30th

Beginning May 14th at 8 am PT day use reservations will be on sale every day seven days in advance.

May 14th for arrivals May 21st

May 15th for arrivals May 22nd

May 16th for arrivals May 23rd, and so on.

Visitors with overnight reservations in the following locations will not be required to obtain a day use reservation but are required to pay the park entry fee upon arrival. 

Upper Pines, Lower Pines, or North Pines Campgrounds, Camp 4, Wawona Campground, Bridalveil Creek Campground, or Tuolumne Meadows Campground reservation

Curry Village, Housekeeping Camp, Yosemite Valley Lodge, The Ahwahnee, or the Wawona Hotel reservation

Private lodging or vacation rental reservation in Wawona, Yosemite West, or Foresta

(Reservations for lodging or vacation rentals outside the park and in communities other than these three do not provide access to Yosemite.)

Yosemite wilderness permit

Yosemite Half Dome permit

Commercial use authorization

Yosemite National Park is working closely with federal, state, and local public health authorities, as well as the four surrounding counties (Mariposa, Tuolumne, Madera, and Mono), to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of park visitors, employees, and partners continues to be our number one priority. For more detailed information, please visit : https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/covid19.htm 

Every vehicle entering the park must pay an entry fee. If you have an annual or lifetime pass it will be accepted as your entrance fee. Valid entrance passes accepted are: Yosemite National Park Annual Pass, Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass, Interagency Volunteer Pass, Interagency Military Pass, Interagency 4th Grade Pass, Veteran's Military Pass, Gold Star Military Pass, Golden Age, and Golden Access.    

Notifications and Alerts

Need to Know

Booking Windows

Day Use reservations will be available beginning 8 a.m. PST on April 21st for arrivals May 21st through June 30th. Each week a new month block of reservations will be released.

April 28th at 8 am PT for arrivals July 1st through July 31st.

May 5th at 8 am for arrivals August 1 through August 31st

May 12th at 8 am for Arrivals September 1st through September 30th

Reservations must be purchased online at Recreation.gov or using the Recreation.gov mobile app. Reservations will not be sold at the park. 

In addition, beginning May 14th, an additional batch of tickets will be released on a rolling basis seven days in advance of arrival.

For example:

May 14th at 8 am PT releases May 21st

May 15th at 8 am PT releases May 22nd

May 16th at 8 am PT releases May 23rd

Day-use reservations are valid for three consecutive days.

Changes and Cancellations

Cancellations must be made up to 24 hours in advance of your first day on your reservation for a refund, minus the $2 processing fee. No refunds for no shows or cancellations after the 24 hour window. Please cancel your reservation if you do not plan on using it.  

Pass Holders

Please select your ticket type, and you will be prompted to apply your pass information in the Order Details as you proceed through checkout. If you have ordered a pass online and it has not arrived, but the pass will arrive by the time you visit Yosemite National Park, you will have an option to apply that pass to your order. If you plan on purchasing your pass when you arrive at Yosemite, you will have an option to apply that pass to your order. You will be charged for your pass upon your arrival.   

Pass holders are required to pay the $2.00 non-refundable reservation fee. Be prepared to show your annual or lifetime pass and your timed entry reservation ticket. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

9003 Village Dr P.O. BOX 577 Yosemite National Park CA 95389

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